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Old 15-11-2013, 13:42
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It might be a bit early to be asking about Christmas music but I'm in need of some reccomendations. I love the more traditional stuff by people like Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, etc, but I also love Mariah and Whitney's Christmas albums.

What should I try out this year? What albums are your favourites?
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Old 15-11-2013, 13:43
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I used to love Christina's when I was younger. Mariah's are my favourite. I found Whitney's a bit bland.
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Old 15-11-2013, 13:53
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I think the She & Him Christmas album is one of my favourites, I just really love Zooey's voice and I like the fact that they gave it some space on the album and didn't overload the album with too much production. The Bright Eyes Christmas album is another one I love for the same reason, just simplicity.
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Old 15-11-2013, 14:07
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Boney M's Christmas album is brilliant. Definitely worth checking out.
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Old 15-11-2013, 14:20
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Kelly Clarkson's Wrapped in Red is REALLY good
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Old 15-11-2013, 14:34
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Merry Christmas and Merry Christmas II you by Mariah Carey
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Old 15-11-2013, 14:43
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The best Christmas album of all time is 'A Christmas Gift for You' from Phil Spector. I still have it on vinyl. The Red Album.

It was released on November 22nd 1963...something else rather momentous also happened on that day!
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Old 15-11-2013, 15:00
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Thank you, everyone! Some great suggestions I would never have thought of. Looking forward to listening to them.
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Old 15-11-2013, 15:43
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Lancashire Hotpots - Christmas Cracker.
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Old 15-11-2013, 15:55
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Disney Channel Holiday is like, amazing
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Old 15-11-2013, 17:35
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To me the following are the best that there is out there.

SheDaisy-Brand New Year
Kenny Chesney-All I Want For Christmas Is A Real Good Tan
LeAnn Rimes-What A Wonderful World
Toby Keith-Christmas To Christmas
Brad Paisley-A Brad Paisley Christmas
Trace Adkins-The King's Gift
Alan Jackson-Honky Tonk Christmas
Steve Wariner-Christmas Memories
Kathy Mattea-Good News
Skip Ewing-Following Yonder Star
Travis Tritt-Loving Time Of The Year

God bless you and these awesome singers always!!!

Holly (a day one fan of LeAnn and Trace)
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Old 15-11-2013, 18:28
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Jewel's and Mariah's are great. Another vote for Kelly Clarkson too.
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Old 15-11-2013, 18:42
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My old Now That's What I Call Christmas compilation from 1985, which I still have on tape and play every festive season

It's only two-sided but there aren't any songs on there I want to fast forward through - I'm even able to put aside my chagrin at the preachiness of Band Aid and War Is Over for the sake of the album overall. And it's pretty much the only Christmas album I'll have these days that's got Gary Glitter's Rock N Roll Christmas on it, which I love
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Old 15-11-2013, 20:16
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I like Michael Bublé's Christmas album.
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Old 16-11-2013, 00:51
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The Carpenters 'Christmas Portrait' album is fabulous. Lush arrangements and Karen's smokey/sultry voice - heaven personified!
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Old 16-11-2013, 00:58
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The only one I own is the Tori Amos one Midwinter Graces (with the astonishingly crap cover!) - have only played it once or twice. Might dig it out again this year...

But generally not really a fan of Christmas albums
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Old 16-11-2013, 09:22
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Both from Mariah Carey Elvis, Michael Buble, Christina Aguilera.

Looking forward to Leona's 'Christmas with Love' and the EP coming from Kate Nash too.
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Old 16-11-2013, 11:55
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This is the one I grew up with.

http://c3.cduniverse.ws/resized/250x...21/1086021.jpg

and I still listen to it at Christmas time now. For me it is the definitive Christmas album.
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Old 16-11-2013, 12:00
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The Carpenters 'Christmas Portrait' album is fabulous. Lush arrangements and Karen's smokey/sultry voice - heaven personified!
That's what the old-style Christmas music has got that the brash Christmas pop that you get on Christmas compilations like " That's What I Call Christmas" and the like haven't got..
lush arrangements
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Old 16-11-2013, 19:11
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The Beach Boys Christmas album is great too.
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Old 16-11-2013, 19:25
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Blackmore's Night - Winter Carols
Jethro Tull - The Cristmas Album
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Old 16-11-2013, 19:46
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I would really recommend Tamar Braxton's "Winter Loverland". It's a great R&B influenced Christmas album and her vocals are incredible on it. Very festive.

I'm sure Leona Lewis' "Christmas, With Love" will be a cracker of a Christmas album as well.
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Old 16-11-2013, 23:41
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Cliff at Christmas is mine
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Old 17-11-2013, 00:23
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The Beach Boys Christmas album is great too.
The Beach Boys Ultimate Christmas album released in 1998 (it has the original 1964 christmas album plus Child of Winter from 1974 and the unreleased 1977 christmas album songs)

The Spector album is class too!
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Old 17-11-2013, 01:12
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The only one I own is the Tori Amos one Midwinter Graces (with the astonishingly crap cover!) - have only played it once or twice. Might dig it out again this year...

But generally not really a fan of Christmas albums
I love Winter's Carol.
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